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Downtown Aquarium

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The Downtown Aquarium mixes family fun, upscale casual dining and spectacular marine life in Denver. Explore the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with more than one million gallons of extraordinary exhibits. Dine in the Aquarium Restaurant seated around a 150,000-gallon aquarium while you feast on a variety of delicious selections.

Amenities

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Accommodations
Restaurant
General
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs: 10am-9pm Fri-Sat: 10am-9:30pm
  • Miles to airport: 5
  • Miles to CCC: 1.5
  • Indoor Fire Code: 2500
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 5060
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 775
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Event Space:
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Performance Venues:
  • Group Activities Description: Self-guided exhibit tours; Guided behind the scenes tours, team building activities; Scuba diving/snorkeling; Animal appearances/chats; educational programs.
  • Group Performance Description: Groups can perform outside on the Aquarium Plaza year round
Accommodations
  • Facility & Décor Description: 1.25 million gallons of exhibits and ecosystems representing North America and the rainforests of the world. Beautiful decor and award-winning culinary team will transport you to a world of elegance and refinement. Buyouts possible.
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 1
Restaurant
  • Open Sundays:
  • Serves Lunch:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Allow Buy Out:
  • Cuisine: Seafood & American

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description 1.25 million gallons of exhibits and ecosystems representing North America and the rainforests of the world. Beautiful decor and award-winning culinary team will transport you to a world of elegance and refinement. Buyouts possible.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3100
  • Theatre Capacity 250
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Tradeshow/Expo, Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 4
Exhibit Buy Out
  • Reception Capacity: 900
Nautilus Ballroom
  • Theater Capacity: 275
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Full Buy Out
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3100
  • Banquet Capacity: 750
  • Reception Capacity: 1500
Outside Observation Deck
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Outdoor Green Space
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 550
Aquarium Restaurant
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Dive Lounge
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 110

Events

Feb 20, 2019

Animal Encounters
Jan 1, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019

Have a one-on-one encounter with the animal, depending on the animal you may be able to feed, touch, train, and/or get your picture taken with the animal. You can meet our porcupine, sloth, serval, binturong, snakes, tortoises, or parrots....

Animal Encounters <p>Have a one-on-one encounter with the animal, depending on the animal you may be able to feed, touch, train, and/or get your picture taken with the animal. You can meet our porcupine, sloth, serval, binturong, snakes, tortoises, or parrots.</p> <p>Cost:<br />$15/person for first animal<br />$10/person for each additional animal<br />$150 for a private encounter, $100 for each additional animal</p> <p>Schedule: Appointment only. Please reserve your space online.</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 20, 2019

Marine Biologist for a Day
Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

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  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Image $65

See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between....

Marine Biologist for a Day <p>See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between. You'll even get to dissect a squid! Program includes guided tour, biologist dive show, squid dissection, animal feedings and much more! T-shirts &amp; lunch included.</p> <p>Cost: $65 per person (plus tax)<br />Time: 9am -2 pm<br />Students: 1st-12th grade<br />Pre-registration is required, call 303-561-4444 for information.</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 20, 2019

Zoologist for a Day
Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

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  • Image Starting: 9:00 AM
  • Image $65

Tigers at an aquarium? There are more than just fish here at the Downtown Aquarium. Examine our impressive species of birds, reptiles, amphibians and, of course, tigers. Spend your day learning how we handle and train our creatures that...

Zoologist for a Day <p>Tigers at an aquarium? There are more than just fish here at the Downtown Aquarium. Examine our impressive species of birds, reptiles, amphibians and, of course, tigers. Spend your day learning how we handle and train our creatures that live outside the ocean. Interact with animals, build animal enrichment toys, talk with tiger and bird keepers and much more! T-shirts &amp; lunch included.</p> <p>Cost: $65 per person (plus tax)<br />Time: 9am -2 pm<br />Students: 1st-12th grade<br />Pre-registration is required, call 303-561-4444 for information</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 20, 2019

Sloth Sip n' Paint
Feb 20, 2019

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  • Image Starting: 5:30 PM
  • Image $150

Come enjoy an evening of painting, sipping and sloth! With the VIP ticket you will receive 1 drink tickets, light appetizers, instruction and supplies to paint your very own canvas portrait of Aspen. Aspen - our guest of honor - will be in...

Sloth Sip n' Paint <p>Come enjoy an evening of painting, sipping and sloth! With the VIP ticket you will receive 1 drink tickets, light appetizers, instruction and supplies to paint your very own canvas portrait of Aspen.</p> <p>Aspen - our guest of honor - will be in attendance (awake we hope!) creating a self portrait.</p> <p>All proceeds from this event will go to a conservation organization aimed at protecting animals in their native habitat.</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 20, 2019

Shark Cage Experience
Jan 4, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019

Take the plunge in our NEW Shark Cage. Get a panoramic view of our 400,000-gallon Shipwreck exhibit and encounter Sand Tiger sharks, Sandbar sharks, Zebra sharks, Blacktip sharks, Bamboo sharks and hundreds of other fish. An A-1 Scuba guide...

Shark Cage Experience <p>Take the plunge in our NEW Shark Cage. Get a panoramic view of our 400,000-gallon Shipwreck exhibit and encounter Sand Tiger sharks, Sandbar sharks, Zebra sharks, Blacktip sharks, Bamboo sharks and hundreds of other fish.</p> <p>An A-1 Scuba guide will assist in fitting each guest with the proper equipment. Participants will be briefed on the basics of breathing from a surface-supplied regulator. You’ll be guided and assisted into our large underwater cage!</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 20, 2019

Sloth Weekend
Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

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  • Image Starting: 10:00 AM
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Hang out with us as we celebrate all things SLOTH! For two days, we will be having a day full of fun activities to celebrate these amazing animals. Here's our schedule: 10am - 2pm Conservation table with sloth activiities Animal appearances...

Sloth Weekend <p>Hang out with us as we celebrate all things SLOTH! <br />For two days, we will be having a day full of fun activities to celebrate these amazing animals.</p> <p>Here's our schedule:<br />10am - 2pm<br />Conservation table with sloth activiities<br />Animal appearances throughout the day (Not Aspen)</p> <p>11am - 12pm<br />Private sloth meet and greet - for the first 100 guests in line <br />*Tickets will be handed out at 8:30am. You must be in line to recieve a ticket.</p> <p>12pm to 12:30pm<br />Sloth viewing (Nautilus Ballroom)<br />*Since "sloths are sloths," Aspen will not be available for viewing all day</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 20, 2019

Yoga with the Sharks
Feb 9, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019

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  • Image Starting: 8:00 AM
  • Image $10

Come flow with the sharks at the Downtown Aquarium! Bring a mat and some water. Give your body and your senses a workout.

Yoga with the Sharks <p>Come flow with the sharks at the Downtown Aquarium!</p> <p>Bring a mat and some water. Give your body and your senses a workout.</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 20, 2019

Low Sensory Morning
Apr 8, 2018 - Feb 20, 2019

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  • Image From: 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Image General Admission

For our guests that prefer a calmer and more sensory-friendly environment join us for a special morning. We will open early at 8:30am, turn up the lights and turn down the ambient sounds in the exhibits. Stay as long as you would like.

Low Sensory Morning <p>For our guests that prefer a calmer and more sensory-friendly environment join us for a special morning.</p> <p>We will open early at 8:30am, turn up the lights and turn down the ambient sounds in the exhibits.</p> <p>Stay as long as you would like. </p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 20, 2019

Wild Dreams Overnight
Apr 19, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019

Bring your sleeping bag and snooze amongst the sharks and rays! Have an exciting night at the Downtown Aquarium to explore the exhibits, learn about the animals and their habitats, make a craft, play games and much more. T-shirts &...

Wild Dreams Overnight <p>Bring your sleeping bag and snooze amongst the sharks and rays! Have an exciting night at the Downtown Aquarium to explore the exhibits, learn about the animals and their habitats, make a craft, play games and much more. T-shirts &amp; breakfast included.</p> <p>Cost: $65 per person (plus tax). Groups with 5 or more children will receive 1 free adult with every 5 paid children.<br />Ages: 5-11 (adult chaperones are required)<br />will receive 1 free adult with every 5 paid children.<br />Pre-registration is required, call 303-561-4444 for information.</p> <p>If you have a group of 35 or more children/chaperones and want to schedule a private date, please call to reserve.</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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